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A dynamo is a mechanism for a star or planet to create magnetic field. One type of solar dynamo is turbulent convection, which researchers have simulated on a supercomputer. Like soup boiling on a stove, gas at the Suns surface is heated from the bottom and cooled at the top. Since the gas conducts electricity, these motions produce magnetic fields.

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    Space sciences,Astronomy,NSDL,Chemistry,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Science,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Graduate/Professional,Physics,Higher Education,Space science,Dynamo,Physical sciences,Earth science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061002142550179T,Geoscience,Space Science,NSDL_SetSpec_456144

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